The opponent change does not bother Gegard Mousasi, he is one cool cucumber

Gegard Mousasi is one cool cucumber. Why is it that calling someone a ‘milquetoast’ or ‘wet sandwich’ is a total insult but for some reason calling someone a chilled vegetable is fine? Linguistics, amazing. In fact, I bet if you walked up to an MMA fighter and said: ‘hey MMA fighter, you’re one cool cucumber‘, 99% of the time you would get a positive response.

Why does calling someone a cool cucumber work rather than a frozen tomato or cold baby carrot? No one knows the answer to that question, and we may never know, but rest assured like any frigid gourd Gegard Mousasi took his opponent change form Mike Kyle to Keith Jardine in stride. The Dreamcatcher spoke to today about his training regimen, the opponent change and more. Read below please.

“If I win this, I get a title shot in Strikeforce hopefully,”

It all depends of course on how I perform, but I just need to win every fight and I think it will be OK. This fight is important. I think this one is a deal breaker or maker. I need to win this one.”

“If I win the light heavyweight belt, then there’s more meaning for me to go to the UFC,” “Because then champion versus champion can be done.”

“It’s not that big of a problem because [Jardine is] more of a standup fighter, not a wrestler, so it’s not affecting me a lot,”  “I train more for standup fighters. … My training is just sparring. It’s not that specific. Just train, and fighting is fighting. People make like a science of the fighting. It doesn’t matter who the opponent [is]. I train for a fight. It’s not like rocket science.”

I’ve searched the internet for at least 2 minutes and I still can’t figure out if Jardine gets a title shot if he wins this weekend.


Published on April 7, 2011 at 12:37 am
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